Texas House Speaker Strips Democrat of Leadership Post

Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan stripped El Paso Democrat Rep. Joe Moody from his leadership position as speaker pro tempore in response to the group of Democratic lawmakers fleeing to Washington, D.C. earlier this week to break quorum in protest of a GOP voting bill.

“Pursuant to my authority under House Rule 1, Section 10, I have relieved Representative Joe Moody from his position as Speaker Pro Tempore for the 87th Legislature, effective immediately, Phelan wrote to the chief clerk of the House.

Moody appeared unfazed by the move.

“The most important titles in my life will never change: Dad, Husband, El Pasoan. Nothing political has ever even cracked the top three, so nothing has changed about who I am or what my values are,” he tweeted.

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